John Quincy Adam The Amistad Analysis

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In The Amistad, John Quincy Adam’s Speech defended the Africans and argued that they should be granted their freedom. His words drew many people approve that everyone has their own right. His skillful arguments convinced the court to rule in favor of returning the Africans to their native country. One of John Quincy Adam’s speeches was, “The District Judge, contrary to all the anticipations of the Executive, decided that the thirty-six Negroes brought before the Court were freemen; that they had been kidnapped in Africa; that they did not own Spanish names; that they were not correctly described in the passport, but were new Negroes fully entitled to their liberty.” He stated that those people, who were born in Africa, were free men. They were being…show more content…
Now, if he were white, he wouldn't be standing before this court fighting for his life. If he was white and his enslavers were British, he wouldn't be able to stand, so heavy the weight of the medals and honors we would bestow upon him.” He demonstrated that if you are a black man, you would have been suffered and fight for your life. The black man had no choice in their lives. They have no right since they were born to this world. Meanwhile, white men are completely opposite, they possess the right to vote and live the life that they desire to be. John Quince Adam last speech is the most powerful one that displaced many people: “We desperately need your strength and wisdom to triumph over our concerns, our prejudices, ourselves. Grant us the courage to do what is decent. And if it means civil war, then let it come. And when it does, may it be, finally, the last battle of the American Revolution.” This showed that let all the people know what we can do and encourage people to do the right things. If we afraid that we might go to war with the Spain, and we returned the slaves to them. It might be our biggest
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